Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I ran out of yarn yesterday for the cardigan I'm working on. I don't have enough to do the button bands. I can order more, but I've been waiting to place my Knit Picks order (I have a Mastercard giftcard from Christmas that I decided to use for yarn!) until their spring yarns start rolling in. Drat.

I was going to participate in the Knitting Olympics this year (not the Ravelympics - that looked too complicated), but I really wanted to get that cardigan done, which wasn't going to happen by the opening ceremony. Plus I was afraid I'd literally do nothing but knit, devoted to completing a project that would be otherwise impossible to complete in the short time-frame (I get a little OCD like that).

So I've decided to unofficially participate in my own way to kill time until I can place that order (plus, as always, I'm sooooo backlogged on knitting projects I want to do). I'm going to try to knock out as many projects as I can until I can put my order in, which means hopefully I'll burn through a fair amount of small projects.

To start with, I cast on a pair of bulky-weight mittens yesterday afternoon during naptime and got through (aside from the thumb) with one. But then when I tried it on it was waaaay too small and I *think* I somehow miscounted and ended up with 10 rows less than what I should have. I frogged to the thumb and will give it another go tonight. If it's still too small, I'll just have to add in some rows (I don't have freakishly large hands, but they aren't small, so this could potentially be the issue).

1 comment:

TheBlackSheep said...

Oh bugger! What a pain. Don't ya just hate it when that happens? (which is why I got one more ball of yarn for Pen's scarf than she thought would be necessary, because I'm not gunna go there. If I don't use it, I can take it back, but if I don't have it, up a certain creek without a certain instrument...)

I also didn't join the knitting olympics. Firstly because I don't watch them, but mostly because I knew I'd go all stressed and OCD about it and wind up a zombie by the end. It's not worth it, especially since I alread fill all the extra time I have with knitting.